Let the name game begin.
The Nets and Heat played Friday night's game in Brooklyn with new jerseys with nicknames on the back.
Some were obvious, like "King James" for LeBron James and "D. Wade" for Dwyane Wade, but others weren't so straightforward. For instance, Michael Beasley got "B Easy" and Mario Chalmers was wearing "Rio."
The Heat's full list: Ray Allen
: J. Shuttlesworth Chris Andersen
: Birdman Joel Anthony
: Doc Shane Battier
Michael Beasley: B Easy Chris Bosh
Mario Chalmers: Rio Norris Cole
: Cole Train Udonis Haslem
LeBron James: King James James Jones
: JJ Rashard Lewis
: Sweet Lew Roger Mason Jr.
: Moneymase Greg Oden
Dwyane Wade: D. Wade
The Nets had standards like "D-Will" for Deron Williams and "Truth" for Paul Pierce but also "Dray Live" for Andray Blatche, "Plums" for Mason Plumlee and "Joker" for Reggie Evans.
Here's the Nets' list:
Andray Blatche: Dray Live Alan Anderson
: Double Brook Lopez
Deron Williams: D-Will Jason Terry
: JET Joe Johnson
: JJ Kevin Garnett
: The Big Ticket
Mason Plumlee: Plums Mirza Teletovic
Paul Pierce: Truth
Reggie Evans: Joker Shaun Livingston
: S Dot Tornike Shengelia
: Tokomotiv Tyshawn Taylor
Also for the Nets, Andrei Kirilenko's nickname was his last name in Russian.